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Tourist Information - Amritsar

City of Golden Temple

Location

It is located in the northwest part of India, in the state of Punjab. Amritsar is about 25 kms (15 miles) east of the border with Pakistan. It lies on the Grand Trunk Road, which connects Delhi, Jalandhar and Amritsar to Lahore.

Climate

Summer - 25 °C - 46 °C OR 77 °F - 114.8 °F
Peak Summer Months - April to End of June
Winter - 0 °C - 18 °C OR 32 °F - 64.4 °F
Peak Winter Months - November to March
Monsoon - 59.2 cm from July to November

Best time to visit

Is from October to Early March.

Tourist offices

Tourist Bureau
Government of Punjab,
Palace Hotel (opposite the Amritsar Railway Station)
Phone: +91-0183-42164

Punjab Tourist Information Office
Youth Hostel, Amritsar
Phone : +91-0183-2231452

Short description

The nerve centre of Sikh religion, Amritsar is a city spawned by the holiest of holy Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple.

Today the bustling city is a brilliant amalgamation of freedom fighters, political thinkers, politicians, writers of all faith and religion.

The weary minded, the pleasure seeker and the religiously inclined all equally find solace and peace of mind at this holy abode of God.

Trivia

The word Amritsar is derived from Sanskrit, Amrita-Sarovar meaning "Lake of Nectar."

Languages

Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English

 

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